Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, the premier container handling facility on the Delaware River. In September 2017, VectorUSA joined the Greenwich Terminal Automation Initiative to provide professional services and infrastructure installation to support the first phase of WhereNet infrastructure for the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

Phase 1 included the installation of 28 WherePorts and nine location sensors to provide ingress and egress tracking. WhereNet, a real-time tracking system that utilizes WherePorts, enhances tags on the semi-trucks entering the terminal and location sensors that provide feedback about when a truck enters or exits, and its location within the terminal. To complete the project, communication among the three project teams, VectorUSA, Kalmar and Greenwich Terminal, was crucial. Kalmar supplied the equipment for VectorUSA to install. The equipment installation needed to be completed within three weeks so Kalmar could perform their portion of the system commissioning.

During the three-week installation, some of the necessary materials and equipment to complete the project were in low supply. To prevent delays, VectorUSA crew lead Edgar Ochoa ensured all the required materials were confirmed and delivered. The project was completed on time and under budget. Greenwich was pleased with our work. Kalmar was also impressed with our work and made it a priority to maintain an ongoing relationship.

The project team included Account Executive Bryan Lonergan, PMO Manager Dave Maynard, Project Manager Mark Langley, General Superintendent Edgar Ochoa, Superintendent Mark McDonald, Journeyman David Trefrey, and Journeyman Ricardo Moreno.

 

Featured image by Philaport (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons